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Kily Cali – So Retro: Nostalgically Overwhelming UK Grime

Ahead of the much-anticipated ‘Ostinato Rigore’ EP release by Kily Cali I had the pleasure of checking out the sensational British Hip Hop artists back catalogue of sound. It’s safe to say I have joined his fanbase in the eager wait for fresh tracks to drop. Kily Cali’s latest track So Retro won me over after hearing the first bar. His gritty style entrenched in realism threw me right back to the 90’s. The progression of Kily Cali’s tracks is almost overwhelming, you never know which way the track will twist and turn yet. He switches his Rap flow up from vehemently rolling verses to Soulful sensibility. There aren’t many people that can get away with the lyrics ‘this is London darlin’’ but Cali is one of them. His lyricism is enough to blow most British MC’s out of the water.

You can check out Kily Cali’s iconic sound out for yourselves ahead of the EP release on SoundCloud, connect with Kily on Facebook to stay up to date with future releases. Someone better tell Stormzy he’s got fresh competition.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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